Today I had a pretty amazing arm workout with Shawn, the 18 year old I've been training with for the past 7 weeks or so....during that time he has put on 8 pounds and has increased strength significantly.
Anyway, I'm one of those guys who blows up at the gym. By that I mean....if I were to cover my head and walk in the gym so nobody could see my face, just my physique, and then 30 minutes into the workout, they could see my physique again, they would have no idea it was the same person they saw initially. I know some of you have this reponse as well. My body responds extremely well in the gym and my muscles pump out quite a bit, it looks like I put on about 20 pounds during my workout.
So we were hitting arms today and lots of veins were popping out and I was pushing it really hard. I was standing under some lights while Shawn was doing a set of standing cable bicep curls. When we was done he looked over and said, "You look like a ninja turtle action figure" ....referring to the Teeenage Mutant Ninja Turtle plastic toys that have freakish muscles.
A few weeks ago while I was doing shrugs he said, "You have cartoon character arms."
Both were very nice compliments and made me work even harder. I know it doesn't look like it in most my photos, and I am aware that I am not that big in the first place, but I found a few that are somewhat like ninja turtle arms......and for sure I'm going to get some taken in the gym soon, during a training session because it is really cool to see how the muscles blow up and get swol.
Ok, you get the idea.
Anyway, it was a really great workout tonight and my arms had an awesome pump feeling, they could barely move. And I also love to see veins popping out and I shall get some "training" photos soon